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Friday, February 12, 2016

A Cheery Hello.....



Hello everyone: I have another card to share with you today with some really sweet Spring flower images to help you keep the hope alive that the Season of renewal is just around the corner. For all of us who live up North, there is still snow on the ground, the days are cold and gray and the peeks of the Sun here and there do not help or warm us at all so, I figured.....why not make a card to cheer everyone up a bit, eh?  Here it is!!!

This retired Flourishes set is called "Spring Blossoms", I can't wait to see my Daffodils and Tulips, my Roses and Hydrangeas bloom again, this images are as close as I can get till they do.
I stamped the image onto Canson water color paper and colored it with the aqua painter and SU markers in Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive.
The sentiment is from the same set and the pretty frame from "Country Charm Labels", also from Flourishes. I stamped it with Strawberry Slush.
Here is a picture of the finished inside.



Ok, I used the sentiment on the Flourishes "Gerbera Daisies" and the little bird is from a retired SU set called "A Scene in a Garden", I thought that, since the sentiment mentions a bird, I would stamp this sweet one next to the word.
I die cut the frame with THIS  Spellbinders Nestabilities dies and sponged the edges with Hello Honey ink. 
I'm linking this card to the following challenges:

And the Time Out Challenge #49 , I got inspired by the word "FLOWER"
TIME OUT Challenges

The Addicted to CAS Challenge #81 Code Word "BLOOM"

Here are some pictures of the retired stamps I used to create this card. Perhaps you could find them.
It started to snow again, this is looking outside my back yard. This stamp set is very well loved so I took this picture so you guys can see the images better.

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

23 comments:

  1. Oh Maria your images here and your coloring! So pretty don't you wish they were from the garden! I love to look at stamps thank you for these extra images!!

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  2. I know what you mean Patti, I just came back from a quick trip to the grocery store and the post office, it's so cold, I can't wait to see the garden blooming like this flowers.
    When I make cards with totally retired stamps sets, I will post a picture of this sets, just so you guys can get an idea of what I'm using.

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  3. Thank you for visiting Karen, the sketch was just perfect for this corner flowers.

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  4. Pretty coloring ! Those flowers are really pretty . Love the pictures !

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    1. Thank you Sonny, this corner sprays are really pretty, do you remember this set from SU? I just love it.

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  5. Beautiful coloring on your flowers, Maria! I love how you framed out the sentiment, and the inside of your card is lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

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    1. Thank you Barb, I'm anxiously waiting for Spring and this flowers just reminded me that it's coming.

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  6. I really like the design of this card, the framing of the sentiment is just right.myour colouring is outstanding. We are delighted you shared it with us at TO x

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    1. Thank you Sandie, believe it or not, the frame was stamped after the sentiment was already there, it looked a bit "naked", needing something, and a frame was it!!!

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  7. Pretty card! Thank you for joining us at ATCAS!

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  8. So lovely, Maria ... such fabulous flowers and wonderful colouring ... the detailing on the corners is perfect with them! A real breath of spring! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

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    1. Thank you Anita and a very Happy Valentine's Day for you!! I really loved this combination of Challenges, all 3 worked out together great on my card.

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  9. I know what you mean about the flowers in the garden. My snowdrops are in flower and the daffodils are getting there but not quite yet! Thank you for joining us at CC&S this week with your pretty floral card. Stef x

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  10. Thank you Skylark, I can't wait to see the first signs of Spring start poking their timid heads out of the frozen ground.

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  11. Beautiful stamping, Maria! Love all that white space to show off the beautiful spring flowers! Thanks for playing at TO! ~Shery

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    1. Thank you Shery, up here there is still snow on the ground but I know soon, I will see the real flowers blooming.

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  12. Your cheery flowers are just the thing to brighten someone's day! Thanks for sharing them with us at CC&S!

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    1. Thank you Patricia, coloring this flowers surely cheered me up.

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  13. I love the colouring on your card, so happy. You really are a master at watercolouring. Thanks for joining us over at
    CAS Colours & Sketches this week again. Hope to see you next week. Liz x

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    1. Thank you Liz, water coloring makes me very happy. I can't wait to play again at CAS Colours & Sketches.

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